Makel Engineering, Incorporated (MEI) was established in 1995 with the primary objective of providing innovative cutting-edge products and services for aviation, space, military and commercial applications. In 1997, the company was relocated from Sacramento to Chico, CA. In 2003 MEI inaugurated its state-of-the-art headquarter facilities.

Over the years, Makel Engineering has established its name in the MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) chemical sensing arena. MEI strives to continuously transform technologies developed jointly with its partners into viable products.

Makel Engineering’s vision is to encourage the use of innovative ideas, and continuously expand its areas of expertise. The company currently has research and development efforts in areas including:

- Microchannel reactor technology
- Space In-situ resources utilization (ISRU)
- Advanced chemical sensors
- Smart fire detection system
- Exhaust monitoring systems
- Clean power generation